Providing fishing related opportunities to youth and families through educational programs, mentoring and competition.
Junior and High School State Champions! Read how they did it here!
Hear about Tyson's experience at the camp hosted by Major League Fishing
Community event with the WDMCS Summer Scholars
Each year anglers compete on and off the water for the honor to be named the Angler of the Year. Points are awarded for educational learning submissions, community events, tournament competition and volunteer projects. Tournament competition points are designed to create an extremely close competition, thus the Angler of the Year is always an angler that goes above and beyond competition to support their own personal growth and learning, supporting their community and natural resources and volunteering locally and within the organization.
In our third season, the IYFL is proud to recognize our first ever Angler of the Year coming from our junior division!
Thank you to our sponsors in helping put together prize packages for all of our awards this year including this amazing AoY collection of rods, reels, baits, tackle and gift cards!
Nearly $5000 worth of prizes were awarded for all of our award recipients and volunteer boaters!
Any youth angler across Iowa ages 7 - 18 can join the IYFL. All experience levels are welcome!
No. We work with a dedicated group of volunteer boaters and other IYFL families to try and place every available angler at every tournament. While we cannot guarantee placement, every effort is made.
No. Our tournaments are only available to IYFL anglers and anglers of other REGISTERED B.A.S.S Nation clubs across the state upon request and approval.
Yes. Please view our registration page for more information on pathways and fees.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve upon our education programs and services, equipment needs, and further our impact on youth anglers across the state.
Your generous donation will help fund our mission.